Wroclaw (Poland)

Establishing the twinning with Wroclaw was anything but simple. Conceived during the cold war years, it was finalised on November 30., 1987. The state capital of Hesse intended the twinning as a symbol of reconciliation and of bringing the two cities closer together.

On the initiative of Wiesbaden's former Lord Mayor Achim Exner, supported in his plan by then Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker, the twinning charter between a German community and a city in the former German Eastern territories was signed at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus in 1987.
Culture was an important factor of the twinning from the first, and it was originally under the guidance of the Wiesbaden Kultursalon "Pokusa". The twinning association has continued the artistic exchange since it was founded in 2011.

There is also a lively youth and student exchange programme. Every year, the German-Polish twinning association "Wiesbaden-Wroclaw e.V." organises a citizen's educational tour to Wroclaw and its neighbouring towns.